Clothes and the Gospel

To many the hobby par excellence is to go shopping.

Going clothes shopping for me is one of my fun hobbies specially when accompanied by a good friend and when you are in total control of your financial possibilities. 

I had no idea that one day this particular hobby of mine would allow me lead someone to Christ.

This is how it happened.

A few months ago, a new boutique suddenly appeared in my neighbourhood shopping centre.  Not just any “ordinary-same old-run-of-the mill” type of boutique mind you.  This is a unique and distinguished pop- up shop that offers elegant classy stylish sophisticated majestic and refined clothes that are different in style to all the other shops in the centre.  

The girl who owns the shop and I “clicked” from the very first day we met although I didn’t make a purchase that day.

A few weeks ago I passed the dream boutique at the speed of sound  (trying to get away from temptation….) BUT Irene( the owner )saw me.  She wanted to show me a new IRRESISTIBLE skirt that had just been delivered.  Well….what can I say, YES!! temptation won that day!!

As she was packing the delightful item for me,  she shared her concerns and fears about Covid, the world, her children and life in general.  One thing led to the other and I had the opportunity to share the gospel with her.  
She told me that she was a Muslim but would like to know more about my faith.  
I asked if she would accept a book about Jesus.  With a smile she said she would .

 My guilt feeling of buying a new skirt that day suddenly left me. I was on a mission for the Lord.  Yes ?

I had no idea what book to give her.  There was nothing in church that was suitable.

In the middle of the night it was brought to my memory a book I had forgotten about. Yes!!, still there in the draw,

I went back a few days ago and gave her “The Case for Christ”.  I was so excited when she accepted it and gave me a hug.

Brother Alan from Devotional Treasures shared a blog about prayer and divine appointments.
You can read about it here.   https://devotionaltreasure.wordpress.com/2021/05/26/evidence-for-prayer/.   

I truly believe this was a divine appointment and an answer to prayer.

As brother Alan rightly said, we need to pray for divine appointments to proclaim the gospel, while there is still time.

Blessings and thank you for reading.

Picture Courtesy of Pinterest.

27 thoughts on “Clothes and the Gospel

  1. What blessing to both you and your new friend, Crissy! Indeed, it is GOD’s divine purpose for you and your interest/hobby as well as divine providence for her and her family! The case for CHRIST is a good book and movie to introduce someone to JESUS CHRIST and Christianity! May GOD touched her heart to see JESUS as not one of the prophets but the SON of GOD and is GOD. And may GOD give more “opportunities” like that to you my friend. Blessings to you and your ministry!

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  2. This is such a great post! I have tears forming! I have also ran past stores not wanting to be lured into temptation. This was truly a divine appointment and I love what Alan said as well! I am praying for the Holy Spirit to open this woman to the Gospel. I am so thankful that she has you to guide and mentor her. Praying for you and your family! Love, hugs and blessings!!!

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    1. Thank you Mandy for praying for this woman. And thank you for your encouragement.
      I am so grateful to the Lord for the WP. He has allowed me to meet some of His precious children like yourself Mandy.
      Love and hugs and blessings 🌺

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      1. My family calls me a “fashionista” so this really resonated with me as well. I am going to pray that God will use me next time when I am looking at clothes to seek opportunities to share Jesus. For all the pitfalls of the intraweb I cannot thank God enough for WP! If I may ask, are you a tennis fan?! Someday God willing I will make it to the Australian Open!!!!

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      2. Isn’t great we both love clothes. I dress up everywhere I go even if just to the local supermarket. I do like tennis. I will be there cheering for you on the first row when you make it to the Australia Open !!! (Covid willing 😉) wouldn’t it be just wonderful. 💕

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  3. When gospel ministry is properly understood, we would agree with Martin Luther that, “The whole world could abound with services to the Lord … not only in churches but also in the home, kitchen, worship, field.”

    God has placed your Judea or Samaria, your field of service, looking at a to-die-for skirt in a boutique. How great is our God!

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  4. Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ came to mind as I read your statement about wondering what book to give that boutique owner! I pray that the more she reads the more she’ll be compelled to believe what the Bible says: that JESUS is who he claimed to be and is proclaimed by his followers to this day, that JESUS is the way to eternal life. Praise God for the opportunity he’s given you, Crissy, and praise God for your courage to share the gospel with her!

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